In an effort to assist majors in planning their schedules, the Department offers certain high-demand courses on a regular schedule. While the Department cannot guarantee that the schedule below will always be followed, it will do everything possible to follow it.
Phil 1010, Critical Thinking: Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
Phil 2010, Introduction to Philosophy: Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
Phil 2030, Introduction to Ethics: Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
Phil 2500, Introduction to Symbolic Logic: Fall and Spring Semesters
Phil 3000, Philosophical Discussions-CTW: Fall and Spring Semesters (can be taken in summer but not recommended)
Phil 3010, Origins of Western Philosophy: At least once per year, Fall and/or Spring Semesters
Phil 3020, Rise of Modern Philosophy: At least once per year, Fall and/or Spring Semesters
At least four other 3000-level philosophy courses: Fall and Spring Semesters
At least one 4000-level history of philosophy course: Fall and Spring Semesters
At least one 4000-level course that satisfies the metaphysics & epistemology requirement: Fall and Spring Semesters
At least one 4000-level course that satisfies the value theory requirement: Fall and Spring Semesters
Phil 4820, Philosophy of Law: at least once per year, Fall and/or Spring Semester
Phil 4960, Internship: any semester
Undergraduate Courses FAQs
Click on the title of the class and read the course description. Make sure you have satisfied the prerequisite requirements for the course you are trying to register for. If you have not satisfied the prerequisite requirement, consider registering for the pre-req course(s) instead. If you have satisfied the pre-reqs, but still receive the error, email the Undergraduate Director to ask for registration assistance. Include your panther id number, the CRN that you want to register for, course number, and the semester that you are trying to register for.
Usually, the XL capacity seats have been designated to another population of students in a cross-listed course in another program or department and are not available to anyone who asks. Check the other sections for space. The Philosophy department checks the capacity in the courses with available XL seats and may release those seats to the sections in demand, if possible.
The Philosophy department does not maintain waitlists for closed courses. Please continue to watch PAWS to see if a seat becomes available in the course you wish to take. If you are trying to take a course required for you to graduate in the next semester, email the instructor.
Welcome! Please start with Phil 2010 (Introduction to Philosophy) or Phil 2030 (Introduction to Ethics). The second step is Phil 3000 (Philosophical Discussions). After Phil 3000, take either Phil 3010(Origins of Western Philosophy or Phil 3020 (Rise of Modern Philosophy). For further guidance and a detailed list of requirements, see here (link to handbook).
It is wise to develop a good relationship with your academic advisor. For students with 0-89 credit hours, please contact the University Advisement Center at 404-413-2300 or 404-413-2360, or in person at 25 Park Place (4th and 5th floor). For students with 90+ credit hours, please visit the Office of Academic Assistance at 404-413-5000, or in person at 25 Park Place (suite 300).
New majors are also strongly encouraged to meet with the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Eddy Nahmias ([email protected].)
Also check out our Philosophy Majors' Guide.